North & South (TV Mini-Series 2004)

TV Mini-Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Drama, Romance

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North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton.

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  • North & South (2004)
  • Richard Armitage and Sinéad Cusack in North & South (2004)
  • Daniela Denby-Ashe in North & South (2004)
  • Richard Armitage in North & South (2004)
  • Daniela Denby-Ashe in North & South (2004)
  • Richard Armitage in North & South (2004)

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11 December 2005 | wynne
| simply excellent
Excellent rendition of Elizabeth Gaskells book.

The production is authentic - set in an impressive, historic working mill - with Edinburgh filling in for Manchester (Milton). The camera work is fluid and modern, and the story is told easily, not stilted, like some period dramas.

The acting is superb - the lead characters John and Hannah Thornton, Margaret Hale, and union man Nicholas Higgins are so natural that you forget that you are watching a movie, and get simply enthralled in their story. The supporting characters are also strong making this an unexpected gem of a movie.

Some of the dialog is taken directly from the book; some scenes are new but feel authentic. Overall I think that the story is very well told - the story of owner vs. worker in the industrial revolution - as well as an unexpected romance between social classes.

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